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Palasia keen to emulate famous Titans debuts

Keenan Palasia will become Titan #188 when he takes the field at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday night.

The former Broncos enforcer be hoping to make his first game in the cyan and gold a memorable one, following in the footsteps of some other standout club debuts. has taken a trip down memory lane at some of those standout stars for their first Gold Coast game.

Chris Walker - Titan #16

Round 1, 2007 v Dragons

Starting on the wing in the Titans inaugural match, Walker scored the franchise's first four-pointer, finishing off a slick backline movement and converting his own try from the touchline.

Walker finished the game with a brace of tries, three goals from three attempts, and his own piece of Titans history in the inaugural match against the Red V at Suncorp Stadium.

Round 1 rewind: Walker scores the first ever Titans try

Jordan Atkins - Titan #30

Round 1, 2008 v Cowboys 

The grand unveiling of the Titans' new Robina Stadium played a supporting role to the debut of ‘Air’ Jordan Atkins, who christened the new stadium by becoming the first player in the NRL era to score four tries on debut.

In the clubs first match at Cbus Super Stadium, Atkins made sure the Cowboys wouldn’t get close, scoring four scintillating tries, the second of which will forever be regarded as one of the best finishes by a winger.

Moments in time: Atkins’ four-try debut

Jordan Rapana - Titan #40

Round 18, 2008 v Roosters

It was the second coming of ‘Air’ Jordan, as Rapana followed in Atkins footsteps leaping above Roosters defenders to score two stunning tries on debut.

The talented 18-year-old winger went on to finish his Titans career with five tries in five games before departing on a Mormon mission in Europe.

Jamal Idris – Titan #64

Round 1, 2012 v Cowboys

The hulking centre made his highly-anticipated Titans debut in the north, scoring a double to help the Titans to an 18-0 victory over the Cowboys. His first try came off a perfectly-placed kick early in the tackle count from halfback Scott Prince.

Idris showed his brute power for his second four pointer, charging on to a ball from hooker Matt Srama to crash over close to the line.


Jamal Idris' first touch in Titans colours was a beauty 🔥

Posted by Gold Coast Titans on Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Jayden Campbell - Titan #165

Round 13, 2021 v Storm

Emerging late in the 2021 season, the Campbell's made club history as the first father-son duo to play for the Titans.

Wearing the same #1 jersey previously held by his father Preston, Jayden didn’t shy away from contact, making a spectacular try-saving tackle on Nicho Hynes with the game in the balance.

Jayden Campbell debut

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.